WEEKLY QUOTE  “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls, American writer


INTERNET SAFETY  This Saturday, July 16th, the Ogdensburg Police Department will be conducting an Internet Safety Class at the library for ages 7 and up.  Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.


PBS KIDS VISIT  We’re holding a special story hour next Monday the 18th at 10 AM, with guest star Alpha Pig from the show Super Why!  Bring your children for photos, gifts, and fun.

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale during the Seaway Festival, starting at 5 PM on Thursday the 21st and continuing through open hours Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd, then wrapping up from 11 AM – 3 PM on Sunday the 24th.  The bag sale will follow from the 25th – 30th


BLOCK PARTY  The Remington Museum is holding a barbeque and street fair as a fundraiser on Sunday the 24th from 11 AM – 3 PM, and the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library will be sponsoring several activities on our side of the street.  A bounce house, sno-cones, games, and prizes will be great fun for children of all ages.  As noted above, we’re even opening the book sale to all interested browsers.  You can also purchase tickets for a chance to win a hand-painted rocking chair.  Come on down to support the museum and the library.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  Social Hour is tomorrow the 13th at 2 PM.  Drop-in computer help will be this Saturday the 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our upcoming events – weekly, monthly, or one-time-only.


JUST ARRIVED  Check out new books by Brad Thor, Danielle Steel, and Susan Mallery this week.  If you’re in the mood for something different, try The Port-Wine Stain, which features Edgar Allen Poe, or Smoke, a fantasy set in an alternate Victorian England.  Should you prefer your historical fiction have a lighter tone, try Love and Friendship, which reimagines Jane Austen’s little-known work Lady Susan.  For something darker, fast-forward to a future where every person on Earth lost their memories in one inexplicable moment with The Raft.  New nonfiction includes Heaven’s Ditch, covering the impact of the Erie Canal on Western New York, and Nearer the Heart’s Desire, a dual biography of poet Omar Khayyam and the man who translated his Rubaiyat, Edward FitzGerald.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 393-4325, or through any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website.)


WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!